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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:49

See you all later

OL it's the tomato police

Blosom End Rot

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:35

Thanks Italophile  The times I have had BER it has usually been ones from the first truss, the ones you are really looking forward to     Being the first truss they are more likely to have experienced a bigger range of climatic conditions than later ones. May/ June weather can be so changeable, roasting some days and single figures the next and overnight mild, or blinking cold. I grow mine in buckets and when I worked it had to be best guess as to how much water they would need through the day, same with what to do with GH door. Much easier now. Also easier as having followed your advice from last year they no longer get mollycoddled.

I've not had any problem with plum, cherry or beef ones, just ordinary sized ones.

As you say we must assume some genetics involved.

I am an addict...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:09

LB it would have been rude not to spend  I love home grown cucumbers

Enjoy your garden & produce

Blosom End Rot

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:21

Hi Buddyboy

Whenever I have any fruit or veg' problems rather than trawling through loads of info' on websites I consult my Dr.D.G. Hessayon book, it has served me well 

Hessayon does concur that BE rot is caused by letting the soil or compost dry out once fruits have set.

His theory is that blossom end rot starts with a leathery dark coloured patch on the underside of the fruit, which I have sometimes had 

He says that potato blight in tomatoes starts with a brown shrunken area which quickly leads to rotting of the entire fruit.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:39

Meadow I hope you can successfully transplant it  It's a lovely tree especially in the Autumn, which you'll know  Please tell us what happens.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:25

Good morning all

  Congratulations Lizzie and enjoy baby cuddles today. What is her name?

Fidget can't wait to see it

Hope salt mines are okay folks

Off for a nosey around forum

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:00

Great pictures, must have been a lovely walk

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:44

I thought AG were smallish slow growing trees isn't 30 feet in 18yrs unusual ? The one I know about is about a 15 feet after about as many if not more years, it is super healthy and is growing in ideal conditions. Meadow are you sure it is an acer G?

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52369.jpg?width=350

 April last year before leaves.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:39

I thought AG were smallish slow growing trees isn't 30 feet in 18yrs unusual ? The one I know about is about a 15 feet after about as many if not more years, it is super healthy and is growing in ideal conditions. Meadow are you sure it is an acer G?

Grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 19:26

Great photos Dove

Discussions started by KEF

Clematis ID please

Can anyone ID my shade loving clematis? 
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Kale & Beans

Is there any reason why you shouldn't plant them near to each other? 
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Last Post: 09/07/2014 at 13:04

Underachiever Award

What hasn't done well up to now in your garden? 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 16:44

Slug nematodes

Will they work if waterlogged? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 11:07

Shrub ID please.

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Last Post: 15/05/2014 at 11:43

Clematis ID please

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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:18

Rhino Greenhouse

Do you have one and would you recommend ?  
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 19:05

Glass cutter

Want to buy one and want recommendations please.  
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 12:50

I.D. please

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 19:13

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

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Last Post: 17/03/2014 at 19:32

Help on the way.

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Last Post: 14/02/2014 at 08:37

Get if off your chest.

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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 13:02

Talkback: Know your potato types

For Poddington. Sorry I can't find the thread about best tasting potatoes. 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 12:53

Strange PM from unknown person.

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 18:43

The best Christmas present

As a child what was the best gift Santa brought you? 
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